Monday, March 25, 2013

Toy Review - Kyjen

We thought today was going to just be a regular day, and then the mailman came!
"Hey Brother, who do you think sent us this?"  
"I don't know Murphy but look what's in it!"
"Get back!  Don't let that snake bite you!  It's LONG!"
Stanley quickly grabbed the snake, right behind it's head and beady eyes.
It looked like the snake was getting the better of Stanley - it was 39" (99 cm.) long!
But Stanley is a force to be reckoned with and he soon had both ends of that snake!
But the minute Stanley loosened his grip, it quickly slithered off the couch and attacked me!
I was wrestling it like crazy - fighting for my life!
Then I think I killed it cuz it rolled over.
But it was still squeaking so I knew it was faking me out!
Sure enough, it came back for an attack!
But as soon as ol' Sneaky Snake realized I meant no harm he became my friend.
 Our snake turned out to be an Invincible Snake made by the Kyjen Company.  They asked mom if she would be interested in reviewing one of their dog puzzles.  She wasn't familiar with the Kyjen Company so she checked them out and was impressed with the stuff they had on their Internet site, so she said we would be happy to review it.  They also sent us the Invincible Snake and as soon as it slithered out of the box me and Stanley were playing with it like crazy!
Mom said she liked the large squeakers because even if we (and by "we" she means Stanley) can get to them at least they are big and not a choking hazard.  They also keep squeaking no matter what!
This is very important.  Even though I am respectful of most of my toys, Stanley (AKA Dr. Destruction) hasn't met a toy he can't damage.
The other thing they sent us was this dog puzzle.  Our pawrents were just wondering if they should get one when the next day mom was contacted to see if we would review one.  When she told me I thought, "Great timing!"  Mom thought maybe the walls had ears.  I don't know what that means cuz walls just do not have ears!
The ball is inside the puzzle and it has some kibble in it.  In order to get the ball out, it has to slid down one of the "tunnels"  There are doors (end caps) that can either be on or off to make the game more challenging.
Moving the puzzle around helps move the ball around.  The ball doesn't easily roll out of the tunnel.  It takes some work.
I helped keep the floor clean when kibble would roll out of the ball.  Mom taught me to be neat like that.
It works on carpet too.  Once you get the ball out then you can roll it around to get out the remaining kibble.
Me and Stanley LOVE our puzzle.  It held out attention and we worked hard on it to get the ball out.
Dad said he could just see our brains at work.  Mom said it was entertaining to watch us solve the problem of getting the ball out.
Me and Stanley used slightly different techniques.
We never did tire of it.
Dad had to hold onto Stanley so I could work on the puzzle.  We shared for a long time and then Stanley decided he didn't want to share anymore and thought he was a lion and roared at me.
Mom said we are going to buy another puzzle so me and Stanley can each work on one.

 Me and Stanley loved our snake and Cross Slider Dog puzzle from the Kyjen Company.  Although the snake is very well made, Dr. Destruction . . . err I mean Stanley, did do some damage to it.  He found a point where the binding was joined together and gnawed at it until his razor sharp teeth damaged it.  We feel it is only fair to report this but on the other hand we feel that it is still a very well made dog toy.  (Stanley is much more destructive than I am.)
He tore at the binding but did not penetrate the body of the fabric (this is actually a very small area).

 We give both these toys paws up!

We were not paid for our approval and we are not associated with the Kyjen Company in any way.  Thank you Kyjen for providing us the opportunity to review your toys!  We think the web site has a great variety of merchandise (at reasonable prices).  We also like that it has a Clearance section!

Murphy & Stanley


  1. cool mail! great review! Wriggley has some different puzzles and we get to play with them sometimes too. It's tough for us cause we don't get kibble and our mom is stingy on the treats. Kitties could proly play with the Cross Slider too!

    Dr De...we mean...Stanley, go easy on the snake, remember he was friendly :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

  2. Woof! Woof! LOVE the color of the snake. Mmmmm can totally relate on what happened. The puzzle toy is interesting. Golden Thanks for sharing and continue to have FUN. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. How cool are those toys. We never had no snake
    Benny & Lily

  4. That snake looks like lots of fun, but the puzzle looks way to hard for me!

    Your pal, Pip

  5. Woo! Hoo!
    Kyjen makes great stuff!

  6. Nice job on the puzzle boys. I am Miss Destructo on all soft toys too. I always go for that binding too. So far I haven't met a ballistic fabric I can't penetrate.


  7. Roxy need a snake like that because the is always ripping stuff up and she just LOVES squeakers. Lucky dogs to get such a great package.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. That's sort of like my Sneaky Snake. And I just may have to try this puzzle out. MOM can't seem to find a puzzle that I do not master in a matter of 2 minutes or less.

  9. What cool stuff, that snake looks great but I know I would find a way to kill it..BOL I love that puzzle xx000xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  10. Wow what cool stuff. Sneaky snake is my favourite. The puzzle looks like real fun. Great review. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. HI Murphy & Stanley
    That snake toy looks like great fun you certainly had fun wrestling with him and the puzzle toy also looks very exciting. It's always fun getting new toys :) From Milo & Jet

  12. Oh that puzzle looks super fun. Like our treat dispenser jars... butt MORE interesting.
    Ernie would do the same thingy that Stan did to the snake. Ernie Wrecks EVERYTHINGY.

  13. Dear me that was a very long green snake....Murphy you should be glad Stanley took matters into his paws letting the snake know just how he is supposed to act in your abode.
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  14. Hi there, This post is so timely-we will be heading to California next week and I need to take some special lovies for my brother's pup. This will be perfect-thank you for reviewing this toy. I may try to get one for Hunter as well. I love that you are reviewing toys.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  15. Pawesome review! That looks like our kinda toys. Off to check it out!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  16. Great review! We have a Kyjen octopus and we love it.

  17. I love your sneaky snake, it reminds me of the one that Goose has. The puzzle is pretty cool. Mommy is going to check them out. Thanks for the review.

    Loveys Sasha

  18. Those are some great toys. What fun! You must have had lots of fun with that snake :-)

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  19. I love big squeaky snakes but you Doods sure put that one in his place...That puzzle looks real tricky...but you two are smart enough to figure it out Yay!

  20. For years we lived with a hound-dog mix we named Bandit and when I saw that puzzle, I thought of him. If there was any food spilled, lost, or any toys he could steal from the other dogs, he'd be at it. If the smallest kibble fell under the refrigerator, I would have to roll the entire fridge out of the way so he could get it. Bandit would have loved this puzzle.

  21. Hmmmm. I'd like to see Autumn AND Oliver try out that puzzle. But since Autumn can destroy a METAL CRATE I'm pretty sure she could demolish the snake.


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